This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day.
The early 1980s were not the best time for the city of Calgary. The deadly combination of low oil prices and summer droughts made job prospects scarce in the Stampede City. Southern Alberta was known for oil and farming and with neither industry doing well, the city of Calgary was taking its lumps. The citizens needed an escape. In winter, they had the Calgary Flames, who were showing promise and potential. In summer, they had the Calgary Stampeders who were desperate to end a long Grey Cup drought. However in 1985, they hit rock bottom.
The Stampeders were forced to watch their bitter provincial rivals, the Edmonton Eskimos reel off 5 straight Grey…
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